I'm going to pull apart my PC later today and try installing quieter fans. The noise is beginning to get to me. Last weekend I tried using OCZ Ultra II thermal compound to lower the CPU temperature, but it didn't make any difference. Maybe I put too much on; I'll try doing it again with a thinner layer.
It got quite cold here yesterday. I was shivering in the evening, seated at my desk. Still no snow, though.
I see that scientists have extended the life of worms to the equivalent of a human living 500 years. I've long been intrigued by the possibilities of life extension. There is a downside, though: "...the results were achieved by the removal of the reproductive system...". Ouch.